Oct 12, 2013 — Author Denise Spellberg's book draws parallels between the beliefs of the founding father and religious tolerance in the United States today.
Aug 16, 2012 — In fiction, novelists Sebastian Rotella and Tahmima Anam explore cultural frictions along South America's "triple border" and in Bangladesh, respectively. In nonfiction, Jermaine Jackson remembers his brother Michael, and Charles King explores the history of Odessa, Ukraine.
May 9, 2012 — Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf was once the lead cleric associated with the proposed Islamic community center some critics called the "ground zero mosque." In his new book, Moving the Mountain, Rauf calls for moderate Muslims to step up and marginalize the voices of extremists.
Jul 31, 2011 — Against the backdrop of the aftermath of the war for Bangladeshi independence, the central characters in Tahmima Anam's novel — a brother and sister — take very divergent religious pathways. The author discusses the idea of a family rebuilding as their nation does the same.
Jul 29, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Good Muslim: A Novel by Tahmima Anam. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Oct 29, 2009 — Ali Eteraz returned to his home country of Pakistan after living in the US to find himself at the center of an abduction plot. He describes his experiences in his new memoir, Children of the Dust.
Oct 2, 2008 — In this installment of the This American Moment series, Eboo Patel, director of the Interfaith Youth Core, discusses his efforts to promote religious pluralism among young people. Patel believes that this type of mutual respect and understanding is the "big idea of our time."
Nov 16, 2007 — In this week's Faith Matters, Imam Hassan Qazwini discusses his book American Crescent in the wake of the Los Angeles Police Department's recent plan to create a database of the city's Muslim Americans. The city later aborted the plan following public outcry.
Sep 10, 2007 — Five years ago, Mukhtar al-Bakri was arrested in Bahrain on his wedding night. Days later, his friends were arrested in Lackawanna, N.Y. How did six Muslim-American teenagers end up in an al-Qaida training camp? Dina Temple-Raston discusses her book, The Jihad Next Door.
Sep 10, 2007 — Five years after the arrest of six young men from Lackawanna, N.Y., questions remain about whether the so-called "homegrown terrorists" are as dangerous as authorities initially suggested. A book by NPR's Dina Temple-Raston explores the subject.